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  • Feds: Company owned by Browns owner and Tenn. Gov. brother to pay $92M fine

    07/14/2014 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/14/14 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A truck-stop company owned by Tennessee GOP Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised fuel rebates and discounts, federal prosecutors said Monday. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer, accepts responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, including 10 who have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme, and agrees to cooperate with the ongoing investigation. “The terms of this agreement …demonstrate quite clearly that no corporation,...
  • Greg Johnson: Raid on Pilot Flying J strikes familiar chord

    04/17/2013 1:53:28 AM PDT · by cva66snipe · 20 replies
    knoxnews.com ^ | April 17, 2013 at 4 a.m. | Greg Johnson
    Police officers at the Pilot store at the corner of Park Road and the Parkway in Sevierville were intensely engaged with an employee Tuesday afternoon.
  • Browns owner: (Haslam)Family company under criminal probe

    04/16/2013 4:21:50 PM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    AP via Kingdport Times News ^ | April 16, 2013 | ADRIAN SAINZ and ERIK SCHELZIG,
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Tuesday the federal government has launched a criminal investigation into rebates offered by the truck stop chain owned by his family, including his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
  • FBI locks down Pilot Flying J HQs

    04/15/2013 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Knox News ^ | 4/15/13 | Carly Harrington
    KNOXVILLE — The FBI has Pilot Flying J headquarters on lockdown Monday afternoon. Neither the FBI nor a Pilot spokesman was immediately available for comment. Media were barred from the Pilot campus, and the entrance was blocked. Pilot employees were being escorted off the corporate campus on Lonas Road. Knoxville-based Pilot is the operator of the largest travel center network in North America.
  • FBI Locks Down Pilot Flying J Headquarters

    04/15/2013 1:08:33 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 57 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 04/15/13 | Carly Harrington
    KNOXVILLE — The FBI has Pilot Flying headquarters on lockdown Monday afternoon.
  • Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Partying at the White House

    04/10/2013 6:42:44 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 33 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | JohnPDuncan
    Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Gov. Haslam partying at the White House. -The unemployment rate in TN is 7.8%, higher than the national average. -Median household income in TN is $40k, $10k below the national average and down 2.5% over the last 12 months, down 8% on 3 years ago. -While natural gas gets cheaper the Tennessee Valley Authority have increased rates in 2012 and plan to do so again this year. Sen. Bob Corker who voted to bailout Wall Street in 2008 parties while contributing to the decline and ruin of the state of Tennessee.
  • A Sharia Financier in the TN Governor’s Office

    12/04/2012 4:58:32 PM PST · by DFG · 11 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 12/04/12 | Arnold Ahlert
    In Tennessee last May, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Samar Ali as international director of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). Attempts to connect her to stealth jihad have been ridiculed. Yet when one connects the dots between Ali and several organizations and individuals, a number of troubling relationships arise, especially regarding the phenomenon known as Sharia-compliant finance (SCF).
  • Browns Bought by Republican Gasoline Magnate

    08/02/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 35 replies
    JHPolitics.com ^ | 8/2/2012 | Justin Higgins
    Now my favorite football team will be owned by the brother of a Republican Governor who also runs an incredibly successful business and donates to Republican candidates. Can it get any better? Pilot Flying J CEO James "Jimmy" Haslam is set to own the team, per ESPN: NFL ownership is expected to approve Haslam's purchase at its October meeting. Commissioner Roger Goodell could expedite the process by calling a special meeting, although that is considered unlikely. The NFL helped bring Haslam to Lerner so that a sale could be completed smoothly, efficiently and with a high probability of success. Haslam...
  • Haslam says he's directing 'culture shift' in Tennessee government

    05/12/2012 9:36:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/12/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam declares that he is successfully presiding over a "cultural shift" in Tennessee's government operations and the state's education system, though occasionally dealing with a "perception factor" caused by inordinate media attention to some legislative activities. His own relationship to the Legislature, dominated by fellow Republicans, is marked by a general unity of purpose and broad support on substantive issues, Haslam said in an interview last week. He discounts talk of a conservative-moderate split in Republican ranks. "I honestly think that's exaggerated. I really do," he said, though acknowledging that "Any time you have a party...
  • Haslam declines to sign 'Agenda 21' resolution

    05/12/2012 7:21:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/12/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam has declined to sign a resolution that denounces "the destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21," passed by Republican legislators over Democratic complaints that it buys into a bogus conspiracy theory. The resolution, HJR587, was approved 72-23 in the House and by a 19-11 vote in the Senate. "Resolutions are position statements by the General Assembly, not a law to be implemented," said Haslam spokesman David Smith in an emailed response to a question. "The governor doesn't support Agenda 21, but he didn't feel compelled to and isn't required to take any action...
  • Governor Bill Haslam signs bill to halt camping by Occupy Nashville

    03/03/2012 1:32:13 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 6 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | March 3, 2012 | Staff/AP
    NASHVILLE -- Occupy Nashville was given a seven-day warning on Friday to take down its encampment on the War Memorial Plaza next to the state Capitol. Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law the measure that makes it illegal for anyone to camp on state-owned land that is not specifically designated for that purpose. Bill sponsors say the law is aimed at evicting Occupy Nashville protesters. But homeless advocates worry that it will lead to the arrest of homeless people camped far from the Capitol. Violators can face nearly a year in jail or a fine of up to $2,500 or...
  • Romney names Gov. Haslam chair of Tenn. campaign

    02/14/2012 10:13:52 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 8 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | February 14, 2012 | Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named Gov. Bill Haslam his campaign chairman in Tennessee. The Romney campaign also announced Tuesday that it has gathered a full slate of 48 delegate candidates on the Tennessee ballot, led by former Gov. Winfield Dunn. Haslam said in a statement that the delegates represent the statewide strength of the Romney campaign in Tennessee. SNIP Romney supported Haslam in the state's 2010 governor's race, and Haslam's father and brother also hold leadership positions in the former Massachusetts governor's Tennessee operations.
  • Gov. Haslam's administration fires top TDEC officials

    02/04/2012 8:04:48 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has fired two top officials at the Department of Environment and Conservation, while a third has announced his retirement. The department said in a statement Friday that the changes are "designed to streamline our structure and build management efficiencies." Changes are to include the creation of a single water resources division encompassing the department's pollution control, water supply and groundwater management programs, according to the statement. The fired officials are Mike Apple, head of the department's solid waste management division, and Paul E. Davis, who was in charge of water pollution control. Meanwhile,...
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam wants Internet sales tax (RINO can't wait to tax Tennesseans)

    07/07/2011 2:54:43 PM PDT · by AdamBomb · 20 replies
    Memphis Appeal ^ | 7/7/2011 | Memphis Appeal
    NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that untaxed Internet sales are eroding Tennessee's tax base and said he's willing to take a leadership role among governors in urging Congress to pass a national approach to collecting sales taxes on goods sold over the Internet. He said Tennessee is already losing between $300 million and $500 million a year on untaxed Internet sales --- a growing number since the states and Congress have been unable for more than a decade to agree on a "streamlined sales tax" process enabling online retailers to collect taxes easily for the nation's thousands of...
  • Gov. Bill Haslam wants to size up Republican presidential hopefuls before endorsing (Tennessee)

    07/02/2011 12:10:05 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 2 replies
    Knoxnews.com ^ | 6-29-2011 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE - Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that he will "probably" endorse a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination at some point but will remain strictly neutral in Knoxville races this year for mayor and a state Senate seat. Haslam was an early supporter of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2008 Republican presidential race. Records show he and his wife, Crissy, gave $2,100 each - the maximum allowed for individuals under federal law at the time - to Romney on Jan. 8, 2007
  • Governor Haslam Signs Voter Photo ID Bill (Tennessee)

    06/01/2011 8:23:15 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 6 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that requires Tennessee voters to show photo identification before they can cast ballots has been signed by the governor. Under the proposal, a person who can't show proper identification would be able to vote by provisional ballot, and individuals in nursing homes or group homes would be exempt. Supporters say the law is needed to protect the integrity of the ballot box, while opponents are concerned it might disenfranchise voters.
  • Republican Gov. Bill Haslam not attending President Obama's visit to Fort Campbell

    05/06/2011 11:18:17 AM PDT · by libstripper · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2011 | Asasociated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is not among those attending President Barack Obama's visit with troops at Fort Campbell to celebrate the successful military operation against Osama Bin Laden.
  • Greg Johnson: Conservative agenda on the right track in Tennessee

    03/18/2011 2:25:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/18/11 | Greg Johnson
    As expected - at least here in these parts - Gov. Bill Haslam presented a common-sense budget this week, reducing state spending to $30.2 billion for 2011-2012 from anticipated 2010-2011 levels of $32 billion. It's a good start. Haslam spoke of our tepid economic and fiscal conditions as being the "new normal," even though Tennessee tax revenues are rising and income for the current year is projected to come in almost $500 million more than originally anticipated. Haslam held the line anyway. Within the budget, Haslam proposes investment. Almost $100 million will go to get an Electrolux plant up and...
  • (TN Gov) Haslam warns 'easy money' for budget woes gone

    02/07/2011 8:40:38 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 16 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | February 7, 2011 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the "easy money" answers to budget problems have been used up and that dealing with the recession's aftermath and a loss of federal stimulus funds is going to hurt. "We have to now go back and make those hard decisions, and I think they're even harder than I thought they would be," the Republican governor said last week as he finished four days of public hearings on the state's 2011-12 budget. SNIP Last week, heads of 26 agencies trooped before Haslam, outlining their best efforts to identify additional cuts of 1 percent to...
  • Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Haslam commits to sign permitless carry of handguns

    10/19/2010 8:37:33 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 35 replies
    Haslam showed up at a Tennessee Firearms Association meeting last night. Me and a couple of other guys including richard hamblin got him to say he would sign legislation. This helps pressure the legislature. This has been spreading all over Tennessee. It is a big deal because Haslam has a B rating with the NRA. He was a member of Bloomberg's Mayors against guns. As Mayor he oversaw the banning of guns in Knoxville City Parks. My audio on youtube which is only edited for time (I took out a few people's questions because they made little sense and had...
  • TN Gov. Republican Frontrunner Haslam Is One of Bloomberg's Anti Gun Mayors.

    07/27/2010 8:05:53 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    I just sat through a Bill Haslam ad for TN Governor. He went into detail about he was strong second ammendment. I thought well, why would a good Republican have to worry about such things as basic gun rights, especially here in the south. But I did a search and found his name on this list: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?ID=2533 There he is mayor of Knoxville on Michael Bloomberg list of anti gun mayors. And this guy is the front runner in Tennessee. I have no dog in this fight, I live in Mississippi, but just want to get this out there.